|Hannah's Makana ʻOhana Hālau performed at Kauahaʻao Congregational Church's annual fundraiser bazaar on Saturday. See more photos of the festivities below. Photo by Debbie Wong Yuen|
|Elizabeth Fien, CEO of Friends of|
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park CEO Elizabeth Fien said, "Our national parks and public lands generate billions of dollars for local economies in tourism dollars, jobs, and tax revenue. However, without funding, our national treasures, like anything else, will eventually fall apart. The infrastructure of our National Parks is in great need of repair, and philanthropic dollars are necessary to fund programs and park projects, not maintaining sewers, gas lines, bridges, etc."
|Ulalia Woodside, Executive|
Director of The Nature
Ulalia Woodside, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi, said, "Despite the many benefits that the Land and Water Conservation Fund has provided in protecting some of Hawaiʻi's most sensitive lands over the past 54 years, it has suffered from chronic underfunding. At a time when our public lands are facing a myriad of threats, including land use and climate change, S. 1081 is necessary to ensure that the full capabilities of the LWCF are provided to addressing the urgent needs of these lands and waters.
|Lea Hong, Hawaiian|
Islands State Director for
the Trust for Public Land.
HAWAIʻI INMATES SENT TO THE MAINLAND to prison need a halfway house to recover and assimilate when they return to Hawaiʻi, according to a plan to reopen a Residential Reentry Center. Sen. Mazie Hirono secured a commitment from Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to provide regular updates about the status of efforts to reopen a federal Residential Reentry Center in Hawaiʻi. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sawyer affirmed that BOP's timeline to reopen a Residential Recovery Center is within the next several months.
|Thy Word Ministry Praise Team entertained the crowd|
The Waiʻōhinu church's grounds hosted at total of 24 vendors offering food, crafts, and more.
|Before the rains came, the church bazaar had a good start with 24 vendors, music, and dance.|
Photos by Debbie Wong Yuen
FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR MANY AREAS OF KAʻŪ until , warns the National Weather Service. Highway 11 is closed at Kāwā Flats as of Forecasters predict that Nāʻālehu, Pāhala,
Kāwā Flats, Punaluʻu Beach, Wood Valley , and Waiʻōhinu may all
expect flash flooding, with two to three
inches of heavy rain per hour. The public is warned to expect flooding in drainages, streams,
rivers, roads, properties, and other low-lying areas. Public road closures are possible
in some areas. Landslides are possible in steep terrain. Discovery
is currently under a
Flash Flood Watch until tomorrow. island
See more at forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=19.20196500000003&lon=-155.47727999999998#.XdTc1FdKiMo.
See public Kaʻū events, meetings, entertainment.
Print edition of The Kaʻū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes
throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20
Ocean View Community Association Board of Directors Mtg., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 12:30-1:30p.m., Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033,
Nāʻālehu School Family Reading Night, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6-7p.m., Nāʻālehu School Cafeteria. Family reading, make & take activities, and snacks provided. Free.
THURSDAY, NOV. 21
Ka‘ū Food Basket, Thursday, Nov. 21, 11a.m.-noon, Pāhala Community Center. 928-3102
Volcano Friends Feeding Friends, Thursday, Nov. 21, 4-6p.m., Cooper Center, Volcano Village. Free community dinner for all. Additional packaged goods to take home for those in need. Donations and volunteers encouraged. 967-7800,
FRIDAY, NOV. 22
Forest Restoration Project, Friday, Nov. 22, 8:30a.m.-3p.m., HVNP. 12+; under 18 require adult co-signature. Pre-registration required - include first and last names, email address, and phone number of each participant. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Patty Kupchak, 352-1402, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Christmas in the Country featuring 20th Annual Invitational Wreath Exhibit, daily, Nov. 22 through Dec. 31, Volcano Art Center Gallery. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-7565,
Dances of Universal Peace, Friday, Nov. 22, 6-7:30p.m., Methodist Church hall, across from Nā‘ālehu Post Office. Fun, easy to learn dances from many traditions, evoking peace. Donations welcome. No registration necessary. 939-9461,
Realms and Divisions, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9:30-11:30a.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, moderately difficult, two-mile, hike. Bring snack.
Nā‘ālehu Elementary School Friend-Raiser, Saturday, Nov. 23, 10a.m.-2p.m., Nā‘ālehu Elementary School. Friendship building activities with food, games – including bounce house, splash booth, and face painting – prizes, and more.
Saturday Thanksgiving Dinner, Saturday, Nov. 23, 10a.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Ocean View. 939-7000,
Blue Tattoo Band, Saturday, Nov. 23, 7-10p.m., Kīlauea Military Camp's Lava Lounge, in HVNP. Open to authorized patrons and sponsored guests. Free; park entrance fees apply.
‘Ōhi‘a Lehua, Sunday, Nov. 24, 9:30-11a.m., Kahuku Unit, HVNP. Free, easy one-mile walk.
MONDAY, NOV. 25
Santa's Workshop Event Registration, Nov. 25 - Dec. 11, Ka‘ū District Gym. Event takes place Thursday, Dec. 12, 6-7:30p.m. All ages. 928-3102,
Cultural Understanding through Art and the Environment: Kapa Aloha ‘Āina, the fabric of Hawai‘i with Puakea Forester, Monday, Nov. 25, 11a.m.-1p.m., Volcano Art Center. Pre-registration required; class size limited. $10 per person supply fee. 967-8222,
TUESDAY, NOV. 26
Birding at Kīpukapuaulu, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 8-10a.m., Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park - parking lot, HVNP. Led by retired USGS Biologist Nic Sherma. 2 hour birding tour. $40/person. Register online. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 985-7373, email@example.com,
Guided Hike on a 60 Year Old Lava Lake, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 10a.m.-2p.m., Kīlauea Iki Overlook parking lot, HVNP. Moderate to challenging 2.4 mile hike (one way). $80/person. Register online. Park entrance fees may apply. Organized by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 985-7373, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ka‘ū Food Pantry, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 11:30a.m.-1p.m., St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View. Volunteers welcome. Dave Breskin, 319-8333
Vote for Izaiah "Bobby" Pilanca-Emmsley for the Wedemeyer Award - Two-Way Player of the Year, at khon2.com/uncategorized/vote-2019-cover2-hawaii-high-school-football-awards/. Voting remains open through Monday, Nov. 25. The winners will be announced on Thanksgiving by the L.A. Rams. Pilanca-Emmsley is the only candidate from Kaʻū. Fans can vote for six of the seven awards presented.
thecoopercenter.org. Direct questions to 936-9705 or email@example.com.
pidfoundation.org or call Tata Compehos and Melody Espejo at 808-938-1088.